Pentair SuperFlo® VS 1.5 HP Variable Speed Pool Pump - EC-342001

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Model # EC-342001

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Model # EC-342001

Warranty Ecommerce (EC) products: Products purchased from an Authorized Pentair Online Reseller (products beginning with EC-) receive a one (1) year (parts only) warranty from the date of purchase. The exceptions are: IntelliChlor cells and IntelliFlo SVRS pumps which receive a two (2) year warranty. EC products are not eligible for the bundled three (3) year extended warranty.

Alternate Part #'s 342001, EC-342001, PEN342001, EC342001, PENEC-342001

Product Description

 Inyo Recommended Pumps

AFFORDABLE VARIABLE SPEED TECHNOLOGY COMES TO STANDARD POOLS FOR ENERGY COST SAVINGS OF UP TO 80%

NEW SuperFlo VS pumps slash energy costs by up to 80%*, compared to conventional pool pumps. They come to you from the company that launched variable speed technology a full 5 years ahead of every other pool pump manufacturer - Pentair Aquatics Systems. With premium features like an intuitive graphic interface, they're easy to program and operate. And unlike other models, there's no need to buy and install a separate timer. With the SuperFlo VS pump, you don't need to spend a fortune to enjoy big savings on your utility bill - it's affordable for new and standard pump replacement applications. No other company can match our proven, in-field performance and reliability, so you can count on years of long, dependable service. No wonder we outsell all other variable speed pumps combined. This pump will require 4 relays to run on a automation system.

FEATURES

  • Variable speed technology moves water more efficiently at lower speeds.
  • Pentair has combined the affordability and replacement ease of this innovative new pump with 115/230V capability.Ideal for standard pools requiring up to 1.5 hp pump.Now with a real-time 24-hour clock and an advanced digital keypad.
  • Affordable for new and standard pump replacement application.
  • Direct... and superior drop-in replacement for the Hayward®SuperPump®.
  • Easy-to-access electrical connections for simple installation; electronic board is not exposed to the elements during installation.
  • ENERGYSTAR® Certified: meets strict energy efficiency criteria set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • An Eco Select® Brand product: one of Pentair's "greenest" and most efficient choices.

Performance Curve

 

* Savings based on variable speed pump compared to a single-speed pump running 12 hours per day at an average of $0.16 per kWh in a 20,000 gallon pool. Actual savings may vary based on local utility. rates, pool size, pump run time, pump horsepower, pump rpm, plumbing size and length, pump model, service factor and other hydraulic factors. 
Hayward® and Super Pump® are registered trademarks of Hayward Industries, Inc

Product Specifications

HP:
1.5 HP
Speed:
Variable
Volts:
115/208 - 230 V
Amps:
13.2/12.0 - 11.5
Port Size:
1.5 in.
Union Connectors:
1.5 - 2 in.
Service Factor:
1.46
Notes:
California Title 20 Compliant
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?     Asked on 9/1/2022by Erik

Replacing an old single speed 1.5hp Hayward Super Pump on 33k gal inground pool approx 40’tdh. Is this pump a good choice? Also would it be able to handle a modest spa added in future? Thanks
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A  Answered on 9/1/2022 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Erik.  Comparing the Performance Data @ 40 ft TDH for the Hayward Super Pump @ 3450 RPM - 78GPM and Pentair SuperFlo VS @ 3450 RPM -  83GPM the two pumps are very similar.  The SuperFlo VS is an excellent replacement variable speed pump for the Hayward Super Pump.  The SuperFlo VS would have the ability to accommodate a spa with a spillover feature.  The volume of the spillover would be determined by the pump's RPMs.   Pentair SuperFlo® VS   Hayward Super Pump    Reference Performance Data - Product Detail Section
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?     Asked on 7/21/2022by Robert Aten

Need to replace a Pentair superflo 1.5 hp pump. We have a 7000 gal. Inground Fiberglass pool, sand dollar sd80 sand filter, and propane heater. One main drain, two returns, one skimmer. Please recommend the best two or three pumps sized for our pool. Thanks
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A  Answered on 7/21/2022 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Robert.  The Department of Energy Energy Conservation Standards for Dedicated Purpose Pool Pumps, enacted July 2021, discontinued the manufacturing/marketing of single-speed inground pool pumps in the United States in lieu of variable speed pool pumps.  Inventories of single speed and dual speed pool pumps have become increasingly scarce.  The Pentair SuperFlo® VS 1.5 HP Variable Speed Pool Pump - EC-342001 would be an excellent drop-in replacement.  The Hayward Super Pump VS Variable Speed Pump 230V - W3SP2603VSP is a compatible variable speed replacement.  The Pentair WhisperFlo 1HP High Performance Pool Pump - EC-015583 (single speed) has very similar performance data to the SuperFlo 1.5HP.
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?     Asked on 7/5/2022by Stephanie Russum

I currently have this pump Pentair SuperFlo Variable Speed. I'm looking to find an inground DE Filter compatible with this pump. My pool is 16,000 gallons. What do you recommend?
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A  Answered on 7/6/2022 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Stephanie.  The FNS® Plus 36 DE Filter with the 1 1/2" Multiport Valve or 2" Multiport Valve  (depending on plumbing size) are compatible with a 16K gallon pool and the SuperFlo VS.   The Hayward ProGrid DE Filter 36 Sq Ft with the Vari-Flo Valve 1 1/2" or Vari-Flo 2" are also compatible.  Combining comparable equipment from different manufacturers does not negatively impact their performance or pool water circulation.
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?     Asked on 6/23/2022by CHING YUAN WENG

How to use timer to change the running time?
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A  Answered on 6/23/2022 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello.  The Pentair SuperFlo VS Pool Pump has an internal clock - the time is displayed on the LCD screen.  The daily run time/speed/duration programming is based on the clock setting making it necessary to set the clock first.  Attached please find the SuperFlo VS INSTALLATION AND USER’S GUIDE   Please note sections - Setting the Clock (page 7)   &   Custom Schedules (page 8)
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?     Asked on 4/27/2022by Thomas Benedetto

I have a Century 165 VSP attached to an old system. See the attached pix as reference. The system is 15yrs old and the VSP is about six yrs old and is rusting badly. Rather than replacing the VSP motor, I thought it best to replace the entire system. Can you suggest a replacement? The pool is about 13k gallons and has a waterfall which requires me to run the VSM at 1800RPMs. Hope this helps/
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A  Answered on 4/27/2022 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Thomas.  The Pentair Pool Products SuperFlo VS 1.5 HP (2.2THP) model EC-342001 would be an excellent variable speed pump to replace the current system.  Pentair SuperFlo® VS 1.5 HP Variable Speed Pool Pump - EC-342001   At lower RPMs the SuperFlo still has the ability to support pool and waterfall circulation.  SuperFlo's ease of programming will facilitate adjusting water flow to meet requirements. 
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?     Asked on 11/7/2021by bruce brooks

when I loose power my clock does not keep time. is there a internal battery that needs to be replaced? thank you.
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A  Answered on 11/11/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stephen B.

Thank you for contacting Inyo Pools, According to Pentair tech department as the pump ages, it struggles to keep the programming.
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?     Asked on 8/5/2021by Jim Gongaware

one of my customers has a Whisperflo Model WF-28 what should we replace it with..
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A  Answered on 8/5/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Jim.  The Pentair Poop Products Superflo VS 1.5 HP Variable Speed Pump would be an excellent replacement.  The VS Pump will operate with reduced electrical costs and complies with Federal Regulation, Energy Conservation Standards for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps, which went into effect July 19, 2021.  SuperFlo® VS 1.5 HP Variable Speed Pump - EC-342001
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?     Asked on 7/15/2021by william T.

Pool is 20,000 Gal. Use solar roof panels to heat my pool. Want to replace old Pentair vs..3050, with a new pentair superFlo. Will this pump lift the water to my roof ? Also need the Pvc size to use and the size of the unions. Also do unions come with pump? same info for the pentair InteliFlo vs. pump.
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A  Answered on 7/16/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello William.   The Pentair SuperFlo VS 1.5 Variable Speed Pump Is a compatible replacement for the Pentair VS 3050 if your solar heating panels are installed on a single-story roof.  If the solar heating panels are installed on a two-story roof then the Pentair IntelliFlo would be the appropriate replacement.  The SuperFlo VS comes with union connectors for 1.5" or 2.0" plumbing.   The IntelliFloXF comes with union connectors for 2.5" or 3.0" plumbing.   https://www.inyopools.com/Products/03500018077523.htm#parts       IntelliFloXF® Variable Speed Pool and Spa Pump - EC-022055
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?     Asked on 6/18/2021by Stanley A Mahdi

will this replace the wfe 26 pump which is no longer being manufactured
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A  Answered on 6/18/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Stanley.  The Pentair Superflo Variable Speed Pump model EC-342001 is a compatible replacement for the Whisperflo model WFE26.  
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?     Asked on 5/26/2021by Kathy

I have a Sta-Rite Dyna-Glas single speed pump that just died today after 18 years. 25K in-ground pool. (1.5 HP, 115/230, ports are 2" internal NPT ) Looking for a variable speed pump...worried about so many pumps being back-ordered. Suggestions please?
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A  Answered on 5/27/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Danny R.

We have this pump in stock.  If you are replacing an existing pump you want to make sure that your pool filter can handle the GPM of the pump.  You can use the performance curve on the pump page to get the proper GPM.  Your Filter should have a GPM rating.
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?     Asked on 5/24/2021by Aaron

Hello - I have a Hayward superpump with 1.5" piping. Can I replace it with this? I am hoping to avoid the electrical swap out as the Hayward is 115v and so is this unit. Thanks.
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A  Answered on 5/24/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Aaron.  The Pentair SuperFlo VS 1.5 HP VS Pump can accommodate 115VAC or 208VAC - -230VAC.
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?     Asked on 4/28/2021by Peter Pursino

I currently have a Sta rite pump 343001 that does not work. Can I replace it with a 342001 pump?
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A  Answered on 4/28/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Charlie R.

Peter, Yes, you can use pump # EC-342001 as a replacement for the StaRite 343001. 
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?     Asked on 1/1/2021by RC

New pool installation... 12,000 gallon fiberglass 14'x35', TDH approx 35-40. Want to use a Pentair Clean & Clear 150 filter with a Hayward Aquarite 25K salt chlorine generator. Is this pump sufficient or should I go with the 011018? Do you see any interface/programming issues; pump to Aquarite? Recommendations? Thanks!
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A  Answered on 2/4/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

Yes, the SuperFlo VS Variable Speed Pump 115/230V - 342001 can be installed at 35-40' TDH with the Clean & Clear RP Cartridge Filter 150 sqft. - 160355 and with the use of a W3AQR9. An external timer is needed for the salt system. It will not be wired directly to the pump. http://www.inyopools.com/Blog/psc-ep-90-need-timer-salt-system/ 
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?     Asked on 9/18/2020by Christopher Black

For a 15k - 16k gal. pool, with a pentair variable speed pump, what would be the most energy efficient settings to run the pump? At the present time 2hrs at 2600 rpm, 4 hrs at 1750 rpm, 2 hours at 2400 rpm.
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A  Answered on 12/17/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Christopher, so there are a number of variables to consider when trying to set up your variable speed pool pump for the most efficient usage. Here is a guide that we put together called "Best Setup For Variable Speed Pool Pumps" that should assist. 
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?     Asked on 8/20/2020by Casey Fuller

I have a 30,000 gallon pool with a master pools cleaning system (10 cleaning heads) and a built in hot tub (separate booster pump and air blower), would this pump be a good replacement for the current 2hp sta-rite max e pro? I’m not sure how the vs would impact the master pools cleaner
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A  Answered on 8/20/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Casey. Unfortunately, this SuperFlo VS Variable Speed Pump 115/230V - 342001 will not be a suitable replacement. Before going to a variable speed pump, calculate the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) of your pool to make sure that a variable speed pump will meet your pool needs and reduce operating cost. Otherwise, I would recommend the Waterway Power Defender 270 Variable Speed Pool Pump - PD-VSC270.    
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?     Asked on 6/29/2020by Charles

I have an in ground pool - the volume is 23000 gallons I would like to match this pump with a cartridge filter. the piping is 1 1/2, what Cartridge filter is best.
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A  Answered on 11/10/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Charles, so there are a few variables to consider when sizing a pool filter. Here is a guide that we put together called "How To Size a Pool Filter" that should help with that. 
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?     Asked on 6/11/2020by Chris Aquila

What qualifies a professional installer?
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A  Answered on 6/11/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

That would be a CPC also known as a certified pool contractor. 
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?     Asked on 6/1/2020by Dwayne Christen

How many gallon pool with this pump be efficient on? There are no waterfalls or jacuzzi areas
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A  Answered on 10/22/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Eric J.

Good afternoon Dwayne, The average-sized pool for 342001 is around 20,000 gallons. I have attached a link to sizing a pump for your pool to help you further.
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?     Asked on 5/27/2020by Amir

I have a Sta Rite Max E Pro - single speed. would this be a reasonable VS replacement? What other items will I need to do make the swap?

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A  Answered on 5/27/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes this would be a good replacement for your Max E Pro in the photo. Nothing major for the swap, you would just have a little re-plumbing. Also note that the Max E Pro could be wired 115v or 230v where this pump can only be wired 230v.
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?     Asked on 5/27/2020by Randy

I have an early Pentair IntelliFlo Pump, 3 HP, 174 gpm (P/N 353011) and am having lots of problems with maintaining maximum rpms as it keeps cycling off and on. I'm wondering if the VS Pump 342001 would be a good replacement. The pool is a 20,000 gallon salt water pool with a chlorinator. Any thoughts or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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A  Answered on 11/3/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Randy, there are a few variables that need to be considered when sizing a pool pump. Here is a guide that we put together called "How to Size a Pool Pump for Your In-Ground Pool" that should assist. 
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?     Asked on 4/20/2020by Inyo Visitor

My pool holds about 23000 gallons of water. The pool filter is a Pac-Fab (D.E.; 7 full + 1 half; 48 sq ft). And my existing pump is a Centurion for PAC•FAB (Challenger; P/N 35-5335; PART 8-168452-20; RPM 3450; SERIAL BE4-141; HP ---). Is SUPERFLO VS too big for my pool? Thanks!
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A  Answered on 12/23/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

The SuperFlo VS Variable Speed Pump 115/230V - 342001 is not suggested to transition to from a Challenger. The Challenger is a heavier duty-specialty pump. Your motor number confirmed to have a total HP of 1.25 and voltage options of 230 or 115V. The Waterway Power Defender 165 Variable Speed Pool Pump 1.65 HP 230V - PD-VSC165 is the pump I recommend for proper flow rates, this pump only operates with 208-230 Volts. If you have 110/115-120V you will need to contact an electrician to have them run the line for 208 or 230V.
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?     Asked on 4/15/2020by Frances Middleditch

I have a Pentair Triton II filter. I am assuming this pump will work well with it or do i need a larger size HP? We have about 26K gallon in ground pool and Jacuzzi that waterfalls into the pool. I am replacing a 2HP pump that is about 6 years old.
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A  Answered on 12/2/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

The SuperFlo VS Variable Speed Pump 115/230V - 342001 most likely will not be strong enough to provide adequate flow to the features mentioned. If you could provide the current pump model number that is very helpful to suggest a variable speed pump for the transition. There different types of pumps on the market designed to provide certain flow rates and types of flow. The IntelliFlo i1 Variable Speed Pump - 011059 may be a better choice to review for this type of application, however, it is best to also verify the maximum flow rates on the filter before ordering a pump.
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?     Asked on 4/3/2020by Al

Hi, I have a 6 month old Jandy 3/4 horsepower, single speed pump fitted to my new pool. I have just begun to realise how much it is costing me, can I replace it with this pump? Or another Pentair VS pump? Thanks Al
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A  Answered on 11/12/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

Hello, I will need the full model number from the Jandy pump wet-end to correctly suggest a replacement VS pump. The change from single speed to a VS pump should be reviewed by a professional first to verify the reduced flow rates of the VS pump will be a sufficient change for the significant cost to operate at lower speeds.  We offer Variable Speed Pool Pump Buying Guide http://www.inyopools.com/blog/variable-speed-pool-pump-buying-guide-2/ for some help, however, knowing the current model is definitely a plus to best recommend for the transition to a VS pump. 
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?     Asked on 3/31/2020by Christopher Ramos

I have this pump, Will a TA-60D sand filter work with this pump.
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A  Answered on 3/31/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes this pump would pair well with a TA-60D sand filter.
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?     Asked on 3/29/2020by Hien N.

Can Pentair SuperFlo VS pump connect to the Hayward AquaPlus controller? Thanks.
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A  Answered on 3/30/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Hien N. Unfortunately, the SuperFlo VS and the Hayward AquaPlus software are NOT compatible. You can use the Hayward Super Pump VS Variable Speed Pump 230V - W3SP2603VSP
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?     Asked on 3/27/2020by Tom Altizio

What is the total length of this unit (Pump & Motor) front to back? I have a Hayward single speed Super Pump on a 26K gallon in ground with 1.5” pipe and a TDH of 40. Is this a suitable variable speed replacement?
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A  Answered on 3/31/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Tom. The length of this pump is 22.56". Yes, this Pentair SuperFlo Pump is a suitable replacement. 
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?     Asked on 2/14/2020by Steven H Petersen

Ref DIY Pentair Variable Speed Pumps will it void a warrantee?
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A  Answered on 2/18/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Steven. If this pump is NOT installed by a qualified installer, it will only be warranted for 60 days from the original date of installation. If installed by a qualified installer and submitted with the proper documents, it will be warranted for 2 years. If more info, review the Pentair's Product Warranty Information
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?     Asked on 2/12/2020by Derek

Hi. I currently have a Pentair SuperFlo 340039. Does this SuperFlo VS have the same dimensions for PVC hookups? I believe that would make it an easy drop-in, versus having to re-pvc anything? Please let me know. Thanks.
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A  Answered on 2/12/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Steve M.

Derek, yes, the SuperFlo VS Variable Speed Pump 115/230V - 342001 has the same dimensions as your existing SuperFlo 1.5 HP Single Speed Pump - 340039. It would be considered a "drop-in" replacement. 
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?     Asked on 1/29/2020by wade loudermilk

is this pump suitable for a salt water system
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A  Answered on 1/29/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Wade. Yes, this pump can be used in saltwater applications. 
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?     Asked on 10/6/2019by Inyo Visitor

I am replacing a Speck Model 433-IV pump with a 3/4 hp motor. Will this be a good switch in a vs option? Also, I previously had a pool side Polaris cleaner with booster. Will this be able to run that without the booster pump? Thanks
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A  Answered on 10/6/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. This SuperFlo VS Pump will be able to be used as a replacement based on the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) of your pool. If your Polaris cleaner requires a booster pump, you will need to keep it.
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?     Asked on 9/27/2019by Evan Lewis

Ive ordered this pump (haven't received yet) but was looking thru the installation guide......regarding wiring, I currently have 220V with 12/3 wire. One black(load), One red(load), One white(common/neutral), and one green(ground)..... I notice in the picture that the pump panel only has ground, L1 and L2....how should I wire this one up? What do you do with white???? Thanks
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A  Answered on 9/27/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

As long as the two leads are carrying the voltage then you can just cap off the neutral line. 
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?     Asked on 9/5/2019by Doug

I inherited a SUPERFLO WITH FRIED CONTROLS. iS IT POSSIBLE TO RUN THE MOTOR OR DIRECT 220 VAC
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A  Answered on 9/5/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Doug. Unfortunately, we're unable to confirm since we do not have knowledge of how the motor is wired internally. 
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?     Asked on 9/3/2019by Gary

Can the Pentair 342001 work with an Aqua Rite electronic pool chlorinator control unit? In other words, can the pump's timer accept an electrical connection from the chlorinator control unit and control that unit as well ? Thank you.
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A  Answered on 9/4/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Gary. Unfortunately, this pump is unable to control an AquaRite Chlorine Generator. 
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  • Commented on 9/4/2019 by Product Owner

    O.K. Thank you for your quick reply.
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?     Asked on 8/19/2019by Pauline Matias

purchase your model#342001 and would like to know if there is a way I could get my pump to have a stronger volume of water coming out of jets and waterfall? What settings would be the best for my issues.
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A  Answered on 9/13/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

So there is no one way to answer that as each pool is different, however, this pump has a total HP of 2.2 so if this pump exceeds your current pump max HP then all you would need to do is slowly raise the RPM's to test which setting best suits your application. 
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?     Asked on 8/18/2019by Frank

I have a Reliant BC2748 pump with the Reliant RLC BC3103C filter. My pool is a 15000 gallons. I'm considering replacing my setup with this pump and either a 100 or 150 sqft Pentair Clean and Clear RP. Will this be a good replacement? Which one do you recommend 100/150? I also got a Intellichlor IC20 that I will be installing.
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A  Answered on 8/23/2019 by Industry Professional

150 turns over 72,000 gallons of water in 8 hrs 100 turns over 48,000 gallons of water in 8 hrs Both are great choices with VS pump you may like the 150
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?     Asked on 8/3/2019by Bob Joyce

Pump has converted to external Control only so program is disabled. How do I start the pump?
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A  Answered on 10/18/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

You would use the external control that it is now hooked up to.
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A  Answered on 8/10/2019 by Industry Professional

YOUR START/STOP BUTTON DOES NOT WORK? LOWER LEFT CORNER
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A  Answered on 8/9/2019 by Industry Professional

You would use the external control that it is now hooked up to.
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A  Answered on 4/11/2020 by Product Owner

Turn off the Start/Stop light then hold the button till the External control light goes off. Mine came in External mode when purchased and had the same problem.
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?     Asked on 7/15/2019by Steve Kitching

Hello, I’m looking to replace my current single speed pump with a variable speed pump. My pool is somewhere between 20,000-25,000 gallons, and the average TDH is 170/3=57’. I have a connected hot tub as well. Also, my filter is a Pentair Quad 60-DE filter, rated at 120 GPM. Is this the right size pump for my situation? If not, what would you suggest? Thank you so much!
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A  Answered on 7/16/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Steve. This pump will be sufficient based on the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) of your entire pool. To properly calculate the head, use our How Do I Calculate Feet of Head for My Pool? or How To Measure Total Dynamic Head With Gauges guides. 
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?     Asked on 7/8/2019by Inyo Visitor

I have a 23000 gal inground pool with spa and is currently using a Sta-Rite 2HP P6E6G-208L will this SuperFlo VS Variable Speed Pump 342001 be an adequate replacement pump to be CA compliant?
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A  Answered on 7/17/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Good day, based on the information provided we would recommend the PureLine Prime 2.7 HP Variable Speed Pool Pump - PL2606.
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?     Asked on 6/28/2019by anthony

I would like to get a Drop in replacement for jandy stealh pump 1.5 hp for a salt water pool,, would like a variable speed pump, I think, any suggestions. 18x32 kidney shaped pool.
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A  Answered on 9/30/2019 by Industry Professional

This is a great choice for a replacement pump/motor, it will need some minor modifications. Check for Manufacture and power company rebates too!
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?     Asked on 6/26/2019by ROISIN FERRY

We have a 25,000 gal pool - would this be a pump you'd recommend?
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A  Answered on 6/26/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Rosin. It's possible, we will need the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) of your pool to confirm. 
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?     Asked on 6/17/2019by Mark

Hello. I have a Jandy HHPLUS Series pump and Jandy Model PHPU2.0 HP Motor with 2" connectors. Do you believe that this SuperFlo VS Pump could be a replacement for that pump? If not, what other options do I have for VS speed pumps? Thanks for your time.

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A  Answered on 6/18/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Matt S.

The SuperFlo VS would be an adequate replacement, but the Pureline Prime 2.7 VS would be the best buy for the money in this range of pumps.
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?     Asked on 6/2/2019by wes

I currently have a pool pump with Century motor (USQ1202) with 2 HP and SF=1.10 and total HP =2.20. Will the Pentair superflo variable speed pump be a good replacement? I believe the Pentair superflo has 1.5 HP only but the total HP is also 2.20.
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A  Answered on 6/3/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Wes, The Total HP or True HP is the number you will want to compare. Since your current motor has a True HP of 2.2 and this SuperFlo Variable Speed also has a True HP of 2.2 then you will be fine using this as a replacement.
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?     Asked on 5/31/2019by richard

Is the digital display pad waterproof?
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A  Answered on 5/31/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Matt S.

It is splashproof but is not meant to be submerged.
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  • Commented on 5/31/2019 by Product Owner

    Thank you. Can it get rained on and be okay?
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    • Commented on 6/6/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

      Yes it is fine to get rained on.
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?     Asked on 5/25/2019by Inyo Visitor

Can this replace a Jandy PHPF1.0 pump
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A  Answered on 5/26/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes, this pump could replace the Jandy PHPF1.0 pump. Our recommendation would be the PL2605 PureLine Prime 1.65 HP Variable Speed Pump, the PureLine Pump has been a great pump for us. The plumbing ports on either of these pumps are not in the exact same spot as your current pump so you will have a little re-plumbing.
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?     Asked on 5/14/2019by Robin

Can I replace my pentair WFE-28 with the Pentair Superflo VS
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A  Answered on 5/14/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Robin. It's possible based on your pools Total Dynamic Head (TDH) and the required flow rate..
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  • Commented on 5/14/2019 by Product Owner

    No way for me to figure that out ... it’s a 15,000 gallon In ground pool with a connected hot tub. I think the pipe is 2 inch.

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    • Commented on 5/15/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

      Hi Robin, In normal pool applications the Total Dynamic Head will be around 50' based on this number the SuperFlo VS will be outputting 70 GPM on the high speed where your WhisperFlo WFE-28 would be outputting about 120 GPM at 50' of head. For general pool filtration the 70 GPM should be more than enough for a 15,000-gallon pool, the only thing that would be a question mark is the spa jets. You may have the higher HP on your pool so that you can adequately power your spa jets. Depending on the type of spa jets you have determines your flow needs. Spa jets normally need between 6 GPM - 20 GPM based on the model. Let's say you had 10 jets that require 10 GPM each then you would need a pump that could output a 100 GPM and the 70 gpm of the SuperFlo VS would not be adequate. I hope this helps.
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?     Asked on 4/23/2019by George Alvarado

Replacing a 1 hp whisper flow # 7-177450-03 motor . Is this a replacement vs the 011018 pump?
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A  Answered on 4/23/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, George. The IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump - 011018 will be a better option than this SuperFlo Vs Pump - 342001
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?     Asked on 7/30/2018by WALLACE LEW

I curently have Hayward 2 speed 3/4HP pump can it be replaced with the VS PUMP VAR SPEED W/ TIMER SUPER FLO PUMP 1.5HP 115/230V - 342001
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A  Answered on 7/31/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes, the maximum strength of this variable speed pump will umbrella your current motor specifications and can always be dialed down to match what you currently have if you need to. Just keep in mind that if you have an automation system that you may need a communication link to be able to control that pump from your panel. 
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?     Asked on 7/11/2018by Mike H

I am replacing single speed pump wired for 115v with the Pentair Super Flo VS which takes either 115v and 230v. Is there any reason to rewire for 230v to get the max energy efficency of this pump? If so how much efficiency would I lose at the lower voltage?
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A  Answered on 7/11/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

It is not necessarily more energy efficient to use 230 volts but if you click here you will be directed to our more detailed blog discussing this. 
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?     Asked on 5/29/2018by David

It appears that to qualify for the $50 rebate that you list here, Pentair requires both that the product be purchased at a brick & mortar location as well as professionally installed. Is that true?
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A  Answered on 5/29/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, David. In order to qualify for the rebate, the pump must be purchased and professionally installed between April 1, 2018, and September 30, 2018. Must redeem within 30 days of purchase online or by mail. 
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?     Asked on 5/25/2018by Jose

I have a single speed Sta-Rite model number MPRA6E-147L running on 230v and I just added a Jandy heat pump JR3000TR to my system that I bought from you. Based on the information I know, my TDH is 30 and my sand Filter is capable of handle about 63 GPM. The current pump is 1hp and the piping system is 2in. I want to upgrade to a variable speed pump where my connection are the same to the current pump. Do you have any recommendation?
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A  Answered on 5/26/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Jose, Unfortunately, there is not a drop in replacement pump for your MPRA6E-147L pump. You do have two options... Option #1 is to replace your pump with the 1.65 HP PureLine Prime Variable Speed Pump which would require some re-plumbing. The other option would be to replace your motor with the Century 1.65 HP Variable Speed Motor a Dyna Glas 1.5 HP Impeller and a Dyna Glas Seal kit. The second option would continue you to use your current pump housing so no re-plumbing would be required.
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?     Asked on 5/11/2018by Anthony

My pool filter has 1 1/2 in flexible piping. Do the pipe fittings on this pump have inside and outside threads?
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A  Answered on 5/11/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes, and this model also comes with the 1.5 - 2-inch union connectors. 
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?     Asked on 3/20/2018by BJ

What is the voltage of this pump do I need a 230V to run it why is it stated 115/230 I only have a 120 at my pool equipment room
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A  Answered on 3/20/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

This pump can be used with either 115 or 230. If you have 120 going to your pump then the 115 setting is what you would use on the pump. 
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?     Asked on 11/27/2017by Craig

Hi, I have a 30,000 gal in-ground, no spa, no heater in southern California (SCE). Currently running a Purex Triton Wisperflow -1hp. 2” plumbing using a Purex Triton 2000, 48sq ft. DE filter. Thinking about upgrading to a variable speed. Looked at replacing with Pentair 342001 VS Superflow or just replacing motor with V-Green 165 variable speed motor. I have rebuilt pump once and I will do all the work myself. Your thoughts?
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A  Answered on 11/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

As long as the pump housing is in good condition, and you have not had any issues with flow or suction with the horsepower rating there, then it sounds like an ideal upgrade to a variable speed motor. 
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?     Asked on 11/5/2017by Joe Soraci

Hello, can I use the Pentair 342001 VS Superflow to replace a Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro Series P6e (Ae100ghl 2hp; P6E6G). Also, would I still utilize the Easytouch Intelliflo now hooked up? I'm worried about how to utilize the "freeze protect" function. Many thanks for your counsel!!
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A  Answered on 11/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Joe. You can if the Superflo VS Pump will meet your pools need. The Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro Pump is a higher performance pump than the Superflo Pump and maybe oversized for your pool. You can use our How To Size a Pool Pump guide to determine if the Superflo VS Pump will be able to meet your pool needs. 
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?     Asked on 9/18/2017by Bert

Hello. I have a 11,000 gallon in ground pool with a Sta-Rite Posi-Clear filter Model PXC125. Would the Pentair 342001 pump be a good choice or would I have to replace the filter?
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A  Answered on 9/18/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Bert. You can use this Superflo VS Pump with a Sta-Rite Posi-Clear filter - PXC125. The flow rate must not exceed 125gpm. 
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?     Asked on 9/10/2017by Reegee

Would this be a good pump for 30k gal pool, with 3 inlets of 1.5 inches and average of about 35ft head, and 113 gpm cartridge filter?
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A  Answered on 9/11/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Reegee. Yes, this pump will provide adequate water circulation for your pool based on the info provided. 
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?     Asked on 8/30/2017by MAM

We are thinking of replacing our single speed 1.5 hayward pump with the Superflo VS. We currently have a separate booster pump for our Polaris pool sweep. Can we control the Polaris thru the Superflo? Can an external freeze guard be connected to the Superflo also? Thanks
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A  Answered on 8/30/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, MAM. A Booster Pump can not be controlled or nor can an external freeze protection system be used with the Superflo VS Pump. 
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?     Asked on 7/26/2017by Bob

I have an 18000 gal pool with a 420 sf cartridge filter, salt system and solar panels. My current pump is a whisperflo 1.5hp 1.47sf pentair and i want to replace it with your pentair vs 342001. All pipes are 2". Will this vs pump work effectively?
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A  Answered on 7/30/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Bob. The Superflo VS Pump is not a good replacement for the Whisperflo Pump. You can use the IntelliFlo Variable Speed - 011018 will be sufficient. 
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?     Asked on 7/4/2017by Manny Frausto

Hello, Will this pump work as a direct replacement to my Hayward sp15931FP pump/sp1520z1esc motor set up. Want to go variable speed to gain the most energy savings. Filter is a Hayward s210t for 18,500 gallons of water with salt generator and 10 feet each way of head connected to hose and 1 -3 way valve.
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A  Answered on 7/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Manny. The Superflo VS Pump at full speed will generate a flow rate that will exceed the flow rate of the S210T filter. I would recommend the Hayward Super Pump VS Variable Speed Pump - SP26115VSP
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?     Asked on 6/7/2017by ScottR

Best replacement pump for central Ohio?Have a 1.5 Hayward super pump sf 1. total of 138' of returns (three lines) 1 1/2". Pentaire FNS 60 filter, 16x32x4 total 15300 gallons, average feet in head - 46. Does 32GPM sound correct?1 hp pentaire VS replacement? Dual speed more cost effective?Which pump and motors suggested? Currently110 volts, would like to use existing electrical supply lines, Larger savings going to 220V?
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A  Answered on 6/13/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, ScottR. Giving the info provided this variable speed pump will work, however, you may not be able to operate the pump below 2700 RPM giving the three return lines, 138' of pipe and a 46' FOH. If you upgrade the electrical to 220 volts it would be cheaper to operate.
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?     Asked on 5/29/2017by Inyo Visitor

can this pump handle a 30.000 gal pool
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A  Answered on 5/31/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. Yes, this pump can handle a 30,000 gallon pool depending on the desired turnover time frame.
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?     Asked on 5/20/2017by Peter

Hi, I currently have a WhisperFlo WFE-6 1.5 HP pump. Bearings are making noise so time to replace with a Variable Speed model. Pool and spa combo all at same level. Freeform 33 x 16 without spa max depth of 8 ft I will have it installed by a certified installer so I can qualify for DWP Rebate. Which model would you recommend? I want to be sure I will have the 3 year warranty.
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A  Answered on 5/21/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Peter. The Superflo VS Pump would not be a suitable replacement for a Whisperflo pump. The Intelliflo VS Pump - 011018 is what I'll recommend. The Superflo and Intelliflo VS pump comes with a 2 year manufacturer warranty when professionally installed.
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?     Asked on 5/15/2017by Amanda Faber

I have an a o smith motor model s48b73a03 with pump jwpa5dl-2a2 is this the best variable speed pump to replace with
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A  Answered on 5/16/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

I would say that this is a very good option for replacing your current pump with a variable speed one.
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?     Asked on 4/3/2017by Susan Zell

My pool is 20,000 gallons and I currently have an old Pentair Whisperflo 1HP pump with a Pentair FNS Plus 36. I also have solar panels installed on my garage roof. What would you recommend to replace both the pump and filter. Is there a pump that would qualify for the DWP rebate? Also, I would like to get a quiet pump? Is this a quiet pump, Pentair 342001 SuperFlo VS Variable Speed Pool Pump, 1 1/2 Horsepower?
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A  Answered on 4/5/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

The fns plus 36 would be a great filter to still with and the SuperFlo variable speed pump would qualify for the rebate.
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?     Asked on 3/14/2017by Van

I have a 22000 gal fiberglass pool , what size sand filter will work with a super flo vs 342001 pump
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A  Answered on 3/15/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Hello Van- The filter I would recommend for the VS PUMP VAR SPEED W/ TIMER SUPER FLO PUMP 115/230V 342001 is the Triton II TR100 Filter Side Mount 30" Tank - 140210.
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?     Asked on 3/7/2017by Inyo Visitor

I am building a 10000 gallon lap pool average depth 4.5 feet, with solar heating 12 feet up on the roof. Would this pump be suitable for this application or would you recommend Intelliflo. Also, what cartridge filter would your recommend with this pump.
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A  Answered on 3/7/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

What is the distance in feet from where your pump is going to be to where the skimmer(s) are going to be. This is so I can calculate the flow rate so I can proper size both the pump and filter.
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?     Asked on 2/28/2017by Amanda Faber

I have an a o smith motor model s48b73a03 with pump jwpa5dl-2a2 is this the best variable speed pump to replace with
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A  Answered on 3/1/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Amanda. The Hayward Super Pump VS Pump - SP26115VSP is the best variable speed pump that will replace your JWPA5DL-2A2 pump.
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?     Asked on 2/28/2017by Amanda

I have an a. O . Smith model s48b73a03 in ground indoor pool. Im looking to change to a variable speed. Is this the best choice?
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A  Answered on 2/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

What is the model of the pump you are replacing, the model number you provided is for the motor? That motor goes to multiple different models of pumps.
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?     Asked on 10/31/2016by Chris

I recently upgraded from old 1HP pump to Pentair SuperFlo VS Variable Speed 1.5HP 115/208-230v. My in-ground pool (~15,000 gallons) has Hayward C12002 Star-Clear 120sf filter. Pump runs from 12am to 8am at step 3 (2200 RPM). Each time the pump starts up (12am), the return jets blow out dirt and cartridge filter fiber. This seems to only happen then. Not a problem during quick clean. What do you think is the problem and how should I go about fixing it (already tried cellulose fiber)? THX!
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A  Answered on 10/31/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Adam Y.

Good Afternoon Chris, Sounds like you need a new filter element. How long has it been since you replaced your element. The cellulose fiber could be your problem if your using to much once the filter is clogged. You will have blow back. If the filter element is old replace it. If it is not old clean it and quit using the cellulose.
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?     Asked on 9/24/2016by Bill

I currently have the 1HP Sta Rite P2RA5E 181L pool pump for my 33,000 gallon pool. I also use 1 1/2 piping with a 48 sq foot DE Pentair filter. Can you please confirm that the Pentair VS PUMP VAR SPEED W/ TIMER SUPER FLO PUMP 115/230V - 342001 would be a good replacement for me to use?
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A  Answered on 10/4/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

I don't see those being in available much longer, which means it will be hard to find parts for it in a few years when you need them. I would recommend the Pentair IntelliFlo which has a much greatest track record. Plus I don't see that pump going anywhere anytime soon.
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?     Asked on 9/5/2016by Steve f

I currently have a 1/2 Hp, 115v, Wfe-2 pentair pump installed in my 30,000 gal pool. It has 1-1/2 in piping with a single pool return and single jet. Would the superflo vs be a good pump for my pool? It has a salt water generator and
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A  Answered on 9/13/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Steve F, The Super Flo VS pump can be used as a replacement for the WFE-2 pump based on the performance data of the two pumps. The plumbing will have to be redone.
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?     Asked on 8/27/2016by Alex

Hi, my current pump is whisperflo 1 hp with 1.25 SF, which two speed or variable speed pump should I get? Thanks.
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A  Answered on 8/30/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

The dual speed motor is the B2980T, variable speed is the ECM16CU, or the B981 in combination with the T10101R (VERIFY VOLTAGE) It is best recommended to replace the Tune Up Kit at this time with the GOKIT32 or GOKIT32SALT.  You may also, view the  WFDS-3 that requires the installation of the T10101R (Verify Voltage). InyoPools offers our own product line under the PureLine Pool Pumps if you would like more information to converting your pump to a PureLine, please contact us at 1-877/372-6038.
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?     Asked on 7/18/2016by Doug

I have the 342001 (installed 3/29/16), yesterday I came home and the control panel was on, and in turn the pump would not turn on. Tests have been done. The pool light will come on (same sub-panel) and electricity has been tested on the pump. The pump is getting juice. I've tried + - 1 buttons. And other combos. Any suggestions?
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A  Answered on 7/23/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Doug, Check to see if the motor shaft spins freely and or check if impeller is clogged. If you have checked and both are okay then you will need to contact Pentair at 1.800.831.7133 to set up a warranty claim if the pump was installed by a authorized technician.
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?     Asked on 7/11/2016by James Kuhn

I manage a HOA pool that is 25' by 50' 55000 gal. I am running a 2 hp super pump and would like to switch to the variable speed. What pump do I need for this size pool? Also I have 2" connections.
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A  Answered on 7/16/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi James, We will need to know the model of the pump you have of the "feet of head" of your pool to confirm if the Speck Badu EcoMV (2072266213) will provide adequate circulation.
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?     Asked on 6/30/2016by Gene

I am replacing a Pentair Whisper Flow 1 horse pump and have a 35,000 gallon unground pool. Which Pentair variable speed pump would be the best replacement?
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A  Answered on 7/2/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

Hello, Gene. I best recommend using the Pentair IntelliFlo i1 Variable Speed Pump MODEL#011008. The IntelliFlo i1 pool pump provides all the great features that have made our standard IntelliFlo pumps the best-selling industry standard, but is engineered to limit the flow to the equivalent of a 1 hp WhisperFlo® pump.
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?     Asked on 6/8/2016by Barb

Hi, I wanted to get the Pentair intelliflo vs pump. What do I need for electrical power to run that pump. Thank you , Barb
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A  Answered on 6/9/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello barb this unit Accepts 99-253V, 50/60Hz input power. However, Code requirements for electrical connection differ from country to country, state to state, as well as local municipalities. Install equipment in accordance with the National Electrical Code and all applicable local codes and ordinances.
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?     Asked on 4/26/2016by Inyo Visitor

All my water lines are 1 1/2" Is that ok for this pump?
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A  Answered on 4/26/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Hello, The Super Flo VS pump has unionized fittings (1.5" internal slip and 2" external slip), meaning it will fit with the 1.5" piping you currently have.
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?     Asked on 4/24/2016by farshid

I can not find the specs on this pump on your site. what size pipes for inlet and outlet ?
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A  Answered on 4/25/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Unionized fittings (1.5" internal slip and 2" external slip) come with the pump.
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?     Asked on 10/6/2015by wayne

I am currently running a Hayward Northstar 2 HP pump into a 2 inch line with self cleaning pop ups in about a 12-14,000 gallon pool with an Aqua Link remote control I would like to switch to a Pentair Variable speed. Can you can you tell me what size pump I need to perform slightly better than my current setup
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A  Answered on 10/9/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Wayne, The Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed (011018) would be your best option.
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?     Asked on 7/11/2015by John

What are the stats on this pump? HP etc. Does it come in a 1 HP max?Thx.
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A  Answered on 7/11/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

You may view the stats on this SuperFlo VS within the SuperFlo VS Data Sheet. The SuperFlo VS is only available in a 1-1/2 HP max HP.
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?     Asked on 7/11/2015by Joe

What is the difference between this variable speed and the Intelliflo VF please? Thx.
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A  Answered on 7/11/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The main difference is on the high speed capabilities of the pump, the Intelliflo can ramp all the way up to 3 HP where the SuperFlo can go up to 1-1/2 HP. For most pools the 3 HP is overkill and you really never need to go above 1-1/2 HP. If you have a standard pool 25,000 gallons or less and no crazy water features then the SuperFlo would be fine.
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Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

2 to 4 hrs

Tools Needed

Hack saw, PVC glue, tape measure

The pump included with my above ground pool was under powered and had no way to do scheduling.

Written on 9/7/2022 by Guest

I replaced all through wall fittings with hayward 1.5 inch return fitting. I then replaced all soft plumbing included with the pool with 1.5 inch and 2 inch PVC plumbing. I paired this pump with the pentair 75 soft clean and clear and has been running great. The scheduling is amazing!!!

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Est. Repair Time

2 to 4 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, PVC pipe cutter

Old pump was loud

Written on 7/14/2022 by Guest

My old pump was the CTX1500 (Australian made) 1 hp single speed pump. The first motor on the old pump only lasted 3 years. The second motor was making loud noises after only one year. After doing my homework, I knew I wanted an American made pump that is variable speed. I wanted the variable speed in order to reduce noise and save energy. My research led me to the Pentair or Hayward. I wanted a pump that has spare parts readily available for order. Because of excellent reviews regarding quietness for the Pentair, I chose them. I did product searches on the internet and found Inyopools to have the best price.
I ordered the pump with the UPS ground shipping option, and the pump came in just a very few days. I'm glad it did because the motor on the old pump completely failed the day before I received the new one. Installation was very simple, and I only had to make minor piping changes to accommodate the new pump. Wiring is very simple, and it doesn't matter if you have 110v or 220v...the pump will handle either.
I can't get over how quiet the new Pentair pump is. Absolutely amazing!! Programming a schedule on the Pentair was quite easy and straightforward. Now I hope to see an energy savings of about $40/month. I am ecstatic with this purchase! Thanks Inyopools!

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Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Socket Set, Hacksaw, measuring tape

Pool pump was losing power and motor was getting very noisy

Written on 6/6/2022 by Guest

We bought a house with an inground pool three years ago. The pool is filtered by a pressurized cartridge filter powered by a 1HP Hayward Super pump of indeterminate age (the model and serial number tag was unreadable). After about 2 1/2 years the pump flow noticeably diminished and the motor started becoming noisier. After ignoring the problem for a couple of months I found that there was a crack in the pump filter basket, so I pulled the motor off and found that the impeller was about 75% clogged with small debris. After cleaning the impeller flow was significantly increased but the motor was still quite noisy so I decided it was time for a new pump. Ordered a new Pentair variable speed pump from INYO . It took about a week to arrive and then it was a matter of cutting the PVC intake and return lines, disconnecting the wiring, removing the old pump and then reconnecting the piping and wiring to the new pump. I used the default programming so starting up the pump took less than 10 minutes.

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